OK, so I know this is not something that is new to anyone. It is something that I haven’t experienced in a while. I’ve been trying to venture off into my paternal research and it is very interesting trying to research some of the collateral lines. I just thought I would share my journey with someone else.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. For the first 40 years of my life that was pretty much all I knew, besides when I served in the U. S. Army. I moved to Paris, Texas 5 years ago. This is pretty much the area where my dad’s side of the family is at. The strange thing is that most of them have already left here but the roots of the family are here. You can find them in the cemeteries, court records, land records, marriage records. They are all around here.
The interesting thing about researching my paternal side is that I really have no one that I know I can turn to. I have a cousin who has researched it but it’s not like sitting down and talking to relatives like I did on my maternal side. I am piecing together pictures of a life that has already been lived. Sometimes I can find the pieces pretty easily but other times they are very hard to come by.
So, as I am able to piece it together, I would like to be able to share my findings with my readers. Perhaps I will find a living relative who can guide me, but for now I am just looking at pictures and trying to figure out just who these folks were.
I’m trying to find some of my Presley ancestors tonight. It’s been very disappointing so far but I know that I will make a breakthrough. I’ll update more tomorrow.